Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI), 8th Battalion

8th (Service) Battalion
Sept 1914 Formed at Pontefract as part of the Third New Army (K3) and then moved to Frensham to join the 70th Brigade of the 23rd Division and then moved to Aldershot.
Feb 1915 Moved to Hythe and then Bordon.
Aug 1915 Mobilised for war and landed in France.
18.10.1915 Transferred to the 70th Brigade of the 8th Division which engaged in various actions on the Western front including;
1916
The Battle of Albert.
17.07.1916 Transferred to the 70th Brigade of the 23rd Division;
1917
The Battle of Messines, The Battle of the Menin Road, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The First Battle of Passchendaele, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
Nov 1917 Deployed to Italy to strengthen Italian resistance after a recent disaster at the Battle of Caporetto.
1918
The fighting on the Asiago Plateau, the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, including the passage of the Piave and the battle of Monticano.
04.11.1918 Ended the war at Rorai Piccolo west of Pordenone, Italy.

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46 , EGTON STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
01/07/1916
       
Aged
23
BORN WAKEFIELD 1893. SON OF FAITH & THE LATE REVEREND, JAMES AARON, OF EGTON STREET & 29 MARVEL STREET, HULL. BEFORE THE WAR JIM WORKED ON SHIP KEELS, LIKE HIS FATHER BEFORE HIM. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. JIM AARON SERVED WITH THE 8TH KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY AND WAS KILLED ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME. 1ST […]
27 , MANCHESTER STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
29/09/1917
       
Aged
22
BORN ST JAMES, HULL 1896. SON OF THE LATE WALTER BARBER AND MARY ANN BARBER, AT 27 MANCHESTER STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS). EMPLOYED AS A STREET ORDERLY MP. WORKED FOR JS FRY'S CHOCHOLATE, BARNCH, HULL. HE ENLISTED HULL. SERVED WITH THE 1ST SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY WHEN WAR BEGAN. WOUNDED IN BOTH THIGHS, BY SHRAPNELL FIRE, SEPTEMBER 1914. I […]
127 , BUCKINGHAM STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
14/12/1917
       
Aged
24
BORN HORBURY, WAKEFIELD 15/07/1893. SON OF GEORGE EDWARD BROOKE & ELLEN GOLDTHORP BROOKE, AT CALDER GROVE, WAKEFIELD. HE JOINED THE ARMY ON 17/11/1911, AGED 18, ENLISTING IN WAKEFIELD. SERVED IN IRELAND AND SINGAPORE. RETURNED TO FRANCE FROM SINGAPORE ON THE OUTBREAK OF WAR. HE WAS INVALIDED BACK TO ENGLAND IN MARCH 1915. RETURNED […]
1 COBDEN PLACE, WORSLEY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
07/06/1917
       
Aged
19
BORN HULL 1897. SON OF RICHARD CHADBURN & CHARLOTTE CHADBURN, AT THIS CWGC ADDRESS. SON OF A DOCK LABOURER. ONE OF SEVEN CHILDREN. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED AS A STRETCHER BEARER, WITH THE 8TH KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION, AT YPRES, ON 07/06/1917, AGED 19. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE MENIN GATE MEMORIAL. HE […]
, , HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
Area
       
Died on
01/07/1916
       
Aged
30
BORN EASTRINGTON, YORKSHIRE, 1886. SON OF JOHN M & ALICE MARY CHRISTIAN. ENLISTED DONCASTER. SERVED AS ACTING SERGEANT, IN THE 8TH KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. KILLED ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME, 1ST JULY 1916. AGED 30. COMMEMORATED AT THE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED AS A HULL CASUALTY […]
1 , FREEHOLD STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
28/10/1918
       
Aged
20
BORN HULL 1899. ONLY SON OF ROBERT & MARY ANN CLARK, OF THIS ADDRESS (1918 MILITARY VOTERS ADDRESS). HIS FATHER WAS SEED MERCHANT'S CLERK. HE HAD A SISTER, ALICE AND WAS THE GRANDSON OF M A EMERY, OF 95 BELVOIR STREET, HULL. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. EX. PRIVATE, 27005, EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. TRANSFERRED AS PRIVATE, 35849, 8TH KING'S OWN YO […]
8 MARVEL TERRACE, NAYLOR'S ROW, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
28/10/1918
       
Aged
20
BORN HULL 1898. SON OF VALENTINE EDGECUMBE & LILLIAN MAUD SERGEANT, OF 8 MARVEL STREET, HULL AND THIS CWGC ADDRESS. ELDEST OF FOUR CHILDREN. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED 18 MONTHS IN FRANCE & ITALY. EX, PRIVATE, 27012 EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. TRANSFERRED AS PRIVATE, 35851,8TH KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 28/1 […]
17 CHURCH LANE, HIGH STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
27/08/1918
       
Aged
19
BORN HULL 10/09/1898. SON OF JOHN CHARLES GODDARD (1865-1934) & MARY JANE HOYLE (1869-1933), AT THIS ADDRESS (1911 CENSUS). THE SECOND OF THREE SONS. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. EX PRIVATE, 81975, TERRITORIAL RESERVES. TRANSFERRED AS PRIVATE, 38991, 8TH BATTALION, KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. HE DIED OF WOUNDS IN ITALY, ON 27/08/1918, […]
12 GRASSMERE AVENUE, SUBWAY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
18/07/1916
       
Aged
32
BORN HULL 1884. ENLISTED LANCASTER. LISTED KILLED IN ACTION, ON  18/07/1916, AGED 32. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 21/05/1917. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, FRANCE. NB: ROBERT EDWARD HARMER - 80 EDGAR ST.
11 , CAVE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
01/07/1916
       
Aged
19
Born Burnley, Lancs 1896. Son of Frank and Bertha Hirst, of 235, Brunshaw Road., Burnley and Hull. he was working in the coal mines at the age of 15. Enlisted Nelson, Lancs. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, aged 19. His body was not recovered and is commemorated at Thiepval memorial to the missing. His army e […]
5 , FITZROY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
01/07/1916
       
Aged
17
BORN HULL 1898. SON OF FRANCIS ORR (1858-1937) & JANE ANN ORR (1873-1913), OF 3 MARVEL COURT, MARVEL STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS) AND 5 FITZROY STREET, BEVERLEY ROAD HULL. HE HAD FOUR BROTHERS, AND THREE SISTERS. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED WITH THE KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 01/07/1916, AGED 17. HIS NAM […]
135 , NEWLAND AVENUE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
01/07/1916
       
Aged
22
BORN HULL 1894. PERCIVAL BOWMAN PALMER ROBINSON. SON OF GEORGE & MARION ROBINSON. EX RECKITT'S WORKER. ON HYMERS COLLEGE MEMORIAL.
29 , CEYLON STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
01/07/1916
       
Aged
25
BORN HULL 1891. SON OF TOM GEORGE & ELIZA ANN SMITH, MARFLEET. MARFLEET ROH. CHECKER
NOKOMIS, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA
       
       
Died on
01/07/1916
       
Aged
29
BORN COTTINGHAM 1887. SON OF OLAF S & CHRISTINA STEPHENSON, OF COTTINGHAM AND 10 PRINCES AVENUE, HULL. HIS FATHER WAS DANISH AND A SEED MERCHANT EMPLOYER. HE EMIGRATED TO CANADA, IN 1904. MARRIED. HIS WIFE KATHLEEN LIVED IN NOKOMIS, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA. THEY HAD A DAUGHTER, NAMED MAJORIE. RETURNED TO ENGLAND TO ENLIST. SERVED AS A S […]
130 , SEVERN STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
04/10/1915
       
Aged
27
BORN SWINTON, NOTTS 1888. SON OF HENRY AND HARRIET VICKERS. HIS MOTHER LIVED AT 130 SEVERN STREET, HULL. HE ENLISTED NOTTINGHAM. HE WAS A PROFESSIONAL SOLDIER, HAVING SERVED WITH THE 1ST BATTALION KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY FOR 12 YEARS ABROAD. HE TRANSFERRED AS CORPORAL, 9538, 8TH KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. HE WAS KIL […]
, NORTH SHIELDS, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
01/07/1916
       
Aged
28
BORN HULL 1888. SON OF GEORGE WILSON (1850-1927) AND AGNES STEEL (1853-1927), OF 27 CHAPEL STREET, HOYLAND COMMON, BARNSLEY (PENSION LEDGER ADDRESS). A BARNSLEY COAL MINER (1911 CENSUS). ENLISTED NORTH SHIELDS. SERVED AS A PRIVATE, 21127, WITH THE 8TH KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 1ST JULY 1916, AGED 28. HIS A […]